Removing glued feet from furniture


Postby davem » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:17 pm

I ned to replace the feet on an old piano stool to lower its height, but cannot get 2 of the feet off. They are glued in securely. Is there any way of breaking down the wood glue? I really don't want to cut the feet off, because at some point in ther future I may want to put them back on again.

The stool is probably > 50 year old. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:53 pm

Heat is usually the only way to break down wood glue Dave but the amount of heat required is usually enough to burn the timber ! Very sharp chisels and/or a hobby knife is usually the only way which retains the integrity of the piece.
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